Manolesakis Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Cabernet Sauvignon from Greece

$31.99
Item No. 81926
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

This dark red Cabernet, rich in berry aroma, displays intense and surprisingly mature fruit on the palate. Acidity contributes its fullness, tannins give it a masculine edge. Six months in oak seems just right, a little more to time in bottle would help meld its nice individual components.

Strawberry isn't a typical Cabernet descriptor, but it applies to this wine, which also boasts more classic notes of dried herbs, leather and cedar. Supple tannins make this Cabernet instantly approachable. Grape Variety: Oak Aged Cabernet Sauvignon

Learn About Manolesakis

In 1989, George Manolesakis started to cultivate his own vineyards on the slopes of the Village of Adriani, Drama located in the northern province of Macedonia, a region known for producing the ripest grapes in Greece. He planted primarily French stem varieties, such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Semillon, Syrah, and Ugni Blanc. Indigenous grape...

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Learn About Greece

Greece Much of the wine drinking culture in Europe comes from the early Greek settlers. Home to Dionysus, the God of Wine, Greece has long touted the virtues of drinking wine. With over 400 indigenous varieties, you won't find many Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines, although the grapes do grow here and are occasionally blended. The climate of Greece is good for...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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